Polytech Days in Uzbekistan: Economic Cooperation

12 April 2023 International activities 427

Polytech Days in Uzbekistan contributed to the dynamic development of cooperation between SPbPU and universities in Uzbekistan in the field of economics. A delegation of Polytechnic University visited Tashkent State University of Economics and Bukhara State University, where important agreements were reached and cooperation agreements signed.

Polytechnic University has been developing a partnership with Tashkent State Economic University (hereinafter — TSEU) since 2018. Then the first meetings and negotiations took place and the Memorandum of Cooperation was concluded. During this time, professional development programs have been implemented, scientific publications and textbooks have been prepared, joint research and academic exchanges have been conducted.

22 trainees of TSEU, including rector and faculties’ teaching staff, have completed SPbPU’s professional development program

Within the framework of «Polytech Days in Uzbekistan» the universities summed up the program «Corporate governance: classical models and alternative solutions» for 144 academic hours. It was implemented by the Higher School of Industrial Management at the Institute of Industrial Management, Economics and Trade of SPbPU for 22 students of TSEU, including the rector and teaching staff of the faculties, who were trained in a distance learning format. At the end of the program, all participants received professional development certificates, which were presented to the TSEU administration in person by the Rector of SPbPU, RAS Academician Andrei Rudskoi.

During the business meeting the universities signed the Agreement on Cooperation in Education and Science and the Roadmap SPbPU — TSEU 2023-2025, which in the near future will expand the range of joint programs and further education, conduct joint research, prepare postgraduate and doctoral students — in such critical areas as modern problems of economics and management, economic theory, human resource management, logistics, tourism, hotel business and other areas.

SPbPU and TSEU had productive talks about the development of cooperation

During the visit of SPSPU delegation to Uzbekistan the seminar on financial planning and management was held for TSEU students, held by the head of the Economics and Finance Department, Professor Elena Vinogradova. Open lectures and master classes for students in logistics, business management and trading were conducted by young scientists and professors of the Institute of Industrial Management, Economics and Trade at SPbPU.

The delegation of Polytechnic University to Bukhara State University (hereinafter referred to as BSU) was headed by Vladimir Shchepinin, Director of the Institute of Industrial Management, Economics and Trade. Business negotiations with the rector and the management of BSU were held at the site of the university. In addition, a working meeting was held with representatives of the Faculty of Economics and Tourism, where the main directions of scientific and educational activities of the Graduate Schools of IIME&T were presented and the prospective plan for the Roadmap was discussed.

A delegation from SPbPU visited Bukhara State University

We are very pleased with the warm welcome and hospitality of our Uzbek partners and friends. We see serious prospects for the development of cooperation and strengthening of scientific, educational and friendly relations. We have many common issues, which allow us to work on joint ideas and projects, to move forward in the field of education and science," commented the director of IIME&T Vladimir Shchepinin. "Within the Days of Polytechnic University in Uzbekistan we have received concrete results and clear plans for joint work. We plan to pay much attention to professional development programs, joint scientific research, increasing the publication activity, participation in conferences, as well as the training of graduate students.

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